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BIOGRAPHY

BLACK NAIL CABARET

The Band

Black Nail Cabaret is a currently London-based pop noir duo, originally from Hungary. Formed in 2008, the group consists of Emese Arvai-Illes (vocals) and Krisztian Arvai (keyboards). The band originally started with Sophie Tarr (keyboards) who left the band in 2016 to pursue her own music project.

 

Shows

BNC had been known for their dramatic stage appearance, which involved theatrical elements, such as performers, dancers and handcrafted costumes in the first couple of years of their stage history. BNC still has a gripping stage presence to this day. The band has been playing shows since their debut in 2010 both as a featured act – at Schwarzes Leipzig Tanzt, Owls'n'Bats Festival, ElectriXmas, RECession Festival, Planet Myer Day, etc – and as a support band – with Camouflage, Covenant, De/Vision etc – in Europe.

 

 

Members

Emese participated on the latest album of German mastermind Daniel Myer's experimental electronica project Architect. MINE was released in September, 2013.

 

Krisztian has been the producer of BNC since their debut on stage in 2010. He stepped in to fill Sophie’s place in 2016 to become a full member. Krisztian is a former member of the Hungarian band Esotukor (1997-2009) and was playing the keys for the musical called An Imaginary Report on an American Rock Festival for 2 seasons in Jaszai Mari Theatre, Tatabanya, Hungary (1999-2001).

 

Influences

Inspired by the likes of Depeche Mode, Ultravox, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Eurythmics and Soft Cell, BNC showcase their own niche of melancholic dark pop, which they simply call pop noir.

 

Releases

 

Butterflies (EP, 2011)

Veronica (EP, 2012)

Emerald City (LP, 2012)

Satisfaction (EP, 2014)

Harry Me Marry Me Bury Me Bite Me (LP, 2015)

Steril (Hungarian, EP, 2015)

We Like To Suffer (Single, 2016)

Dichromat (LP, 2016)

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY

We can change countries

but it won’t make things better

as it won’t make us better

We can change cultures

or state of conscience

We will suffer

‘cause we like to suffer

DISCOGRAPHY

BLACK NAIL CABARET

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BLACK NAIL CABARET

black nail cabaret:

We Like To Suffer

Published on Oct 1, 2016

Taken from the single We Like To Suffer, released on october 1, 2016

 

Video directed and edited by: Bianka Vago

Story by: Bianka Vago and Emese Arvai-Illes

Music by Krisztian Arvai and Emese Arvai-Illes

Lyrics by Emese Arvai-Illes

 

(c) & (p) Basic Unit Productions, 2016

black nail cabaret:

Therapy

Published on November 17, 2016

Directed, photographed and edited by Martin Šuchter

 

Music by Emese Arvai-Illes, Krisztian Arvai, Zsofia Tarr

Lyrics by Emese Arvai-Illes, Mixed by Krisztian Arvai

Mastered by LeafAudio

Taken from the album Dichromat

 

(c) & (p) Basic Unit Productions, 2016

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